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A New Study Shows the Impact of Identity Theft

Identity theft is in the news so often that it’s easy to lose sight of how devastating this crime can truly be. Dealing with a stolen debit or credit card is one thing, but identity theft can affect more than just your finances. It can...

Non Credit ID Theft

Free credit monitoring services can be a convenient way to keep an eye on your credit, but they can also leave you with a false sense of security when it comes to identity protection. There are many types of non-credit related identity theft that can...

The Dark Web

The Dark WebYou may not know much about the dark web, but it might know a great deal about you. Since 2006, Experian internet scanning technology has found over 3 billion exposed personal records on the internet, including the dark web, and over 35 million...

What To Do if Your Identity is Stolen

Has your identity been stolen? Want to get your life back and don’t know where to begin? Complete ID™ service by Experian® Partner Solutions, recommends these steps. Report it. Contact the companies or organizations where you know identity fraud has taken place. It may be a...

How to Protect Your Social Security Number

Identity thieves often target Social Security numbers (SSNs). If yours is stolen, a thief can use it apply for a job, collect your tax refund, sign up for a bank account, obtain a loan, or wrongfully collect your government benefits. Here are a few ways...

How Identity Theft Can Affect Your Credit

Credit card fraud is one of the most common types of identity theft. If you’re a victim of credit card fraud, a criminal can harm your credit in many ways. One type of credit card fraud that can wreak havoc is when an identity thief...

How Identity Thieves Steal Information

Identity theft is common nowadays, and identity thieves are growing more and more savvy. Criminals use data breaches, phishing scams, card skimmers, mail theft, and more to get information to impersonate you. Identity thieves target bank account numbers, passwords and personally identifiable information (PII) like...

How Common Is Identity Theft?

Identity theft is a serious issue in America. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), there were 17.6 million victims of identity theft in the United States in 2014 (the most recent year for which BJS numbers are available). Types of identity theft range...

Choosing an Identity Theft Monitoring Service

Make sure the service you choose includes basic coverage like monitoring your credit report, bank accounts, Social Security number and public records. Ideally, an identity theft monitoring service goes beyond the basics to alert you of things you may not have thought of, like medical...

Identity Theft While Traveling: 5 Easy Steps to Protect Yourself

The risk of identity theft increases when you travel. You carry sensitive documents like passports, you aren’t familiar with your surroundings, and you’re not home doing ordinary things like picking up your mail. To help minimize the risk, follow these steps: Stop your mail. Being...

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